HISTORIC BRAMWELL COAL BARON JOHN COOPER'S SON : THOMAS HENRY COOPER

Material from the Salem Museum Historical Society, Salem, VA

Thomas Henry Cooper family mausoleum in East Hill Cemetery in Salem, Roanoke County, VA.

Home of Thomas Henry Cooper in Salem, VA.

On January 10, 1942 the Town of Salem, VA bought the 18-room Thomas Henry Cooper "Longwood" mansion. It was used as a community center until it burned during renovation work in 1968. The Carriage House still remains. Today, the 11-acre tract known as Longwood is a children's park.